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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Zune 16 and Zune 120 Expands Device Lineup; New Colours at Zune Originals

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Hardware" @ 05:45 AM

http://www.zuneoriginals.net/

The new Zune 8, in blue, and the new Zune 16 and Zune 120, both in black, are now available; if you order through our affiliate store, our thanks to you as you'll be helping Zune Thoughts out. [Affiliate]

Not a fan of black? Zune Originals will also offer the Zune 16 in blue, red, pink, and green as an online exclusive, plus refresh its collection of custom artwork with fourteen new designs from artists such as Matt W. Moore, Rolito, Ippei Gyoubo, and Aya Kato.


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Gorgeous Original Backgrounds from Zunecards

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Articles & Resources" @ 04:00 PM

http://www.zunecards.net/



If you're looking for beautiful, completely original art for your Zune, you should definitely stop by Zunecards. I hadn't heard of this site before today, but it's really slick - their collection of backgrounds is small, but all very high quality. My only complaint is that it took a lot of clicking to download and unzip each of the 16 different backgrounds - I always wish sites like this would offer a single ZIP file with all their downloads, or at least one ZIP file per collection. Regardless, Zunecards is a site you definitely should check out!


Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Use Zune Marketplace Backend with MP3Tag

Posted by Adam Krebs in "Zune Content Creation & Management" @ 06:00 AM

http://a-simian-mind.blogspot.com/2...tag-source.html

"Given that the current (and past) Zune software lacks any decent metadata editing I've been using Mp3tag to adjust the various tags as well as grab album art. One cool feature of Mp3tag is that you can look up album information from a variety of online sources, most notably Amazon. From there you can grab track listings and album art to help flush out your metadata.Only problem is that sometimes the Zune Marketplace files an album differently than Amazon[...]. After poking around with Mp3tag's extensible "web sources framework" and using Fiddler to watch the HTTP traffic to and from zune.net I cobbled together a Zune source that will pull down the exact album information as listed on the Marketplace as well as the album art."


Shawn Oster points out how easy it is to hook the backend of the Zune marketplace into MP3Tag to get properly tagged and recognized files. He also points out that this could be helpful in getting Social to recognize the songs you play (though I'm not convinced of his argument that Social takes the album metadata from your computer--I'm pretty sure that comes from their servers).


He brings up another cool tidbit: "zune.net just made their 800x800 album art available via the back-end service I'm using so now you can grab full 800x800 album art even on tracks you didn't purchase directly from the Marketplace. Just download Marketplace.zip and extract the single Marketplace.src into your %appdata%Mp3tagdatasources folder and you'll be rocking! I'd also suggest you download the very latest beta of Mp3tag because the tag sources (what Marketplace plugs into) dialog is much easier to figure out for first timers, plus I always include the artist in the track listing and version 2.39n supports splitting this into the correct tags."


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